Originally Posted by gedeon25
you need to connect the external ATX power supply plug to the Escient motherboard (the plug is on the right side of the motherboard when you look front of the unit.
Do you hear the HDD spin or not?
your problem can be on 2 levels
1) your hard disk had a soft problem (power supply cuts during HDD writing)
> in this case you juste need to rewrite boot sector > in this case you do not lose your music
2) your HDD is dead, and you need a new one
> in tris case you must do a full install and format, and you will lose all your datas.
What's your machine? E2 ?
Thanks so much for replying..
Yes, it is a E2.
1. The hard drive spins and is very quiet, no clicks or stuff. So I assume it is OK. But it could still have failed.
2. Since I get a video display (with error about unable to boot --no software etc), it looks it all problems are in HDD
3. I can reformat - I am willing to give up the data to get this fixed !!
I have another question !! While I was trying to get the E2 up, I also bought a used DVDM-100 (DVD manager). Yeah, I am nuts like that !!!!!!
From the previous owner, this has a password protection, but I cannot get the password. He does not remember the password. The password is preventing me from accessing the regular setup menu - it is in guest access mode. Is there anyway to factory rest any Escient without password or anything?? These things are annoying !!!!! :-)